08:20 GMT +322 July 2019
Listen Live
    An Israeli border police officer stands guard outside in Jerusalem's Old City Friday, July 14, 2017

    Two Officers Stabbed in Old City of Jerusalem, Attacker Shot - Police

    © AP Photo / Mahmoud Illean
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    0 22

    A knife-wielding man has attacked policemen in the Old City, the walled historical centre of Jerusalem, popular with tourists, but usually uncrowded at night, according to local media reports.

    Two Israeli police officers were stabbed in Jerusalem and neutralised the attacker with return fire, the law enforcement agency's press service said.

    "Two policemen were evacuated from the scene with minor injuries and in a state of moderate severity. The injured officers gave a decisive rebuff to the attacker and neutralised him", the press release said.

    The name and condition of the attacker are still unknown, he is reportedly a Palestinian.

    "Units respond, terrorist shot. Heightened security in area", police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said in a tweet.

    READ MORE: Stabbing in Israel: Casualties Reported, Attacker Shot in Jerusalem's Old City

    The most recent attack committed by a Palestinian took place on 9 December when seven people were injured and a baby died in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank.

    Such attacks have been repeatedly committed by Palestinians and qualified by the Israeli authorities as acts of terrorism.

    Related:

    Twitterstorm as Rock Icon Lambasts Boycott of Israel as 'Cowardly, Shameful'
    Croatia Denies Reports of Blocked F-16 Deal, Says Israel’s $500M Sale a Go
    IDF Exposes Another Hezbollah Attack Tunnel From Lebanon to Israel (PHOTOS)
    Israel Will Accept 200,000 Refugees From France - Reports
    Tags:
    stabbing attack, officer, police, Palestine, Israel
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik